Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Firesleeve Hose Cover Is Added to NHRA Accepted Products List, Ensuring Protection from Direct Flame

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Date October 25, 2012
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Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance Firesleeve Hose Cover Is Added to NHRA Accepted Products List, Ensuring Protection from Direct Flame

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. October 29, 2012… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Aeroquip® Performance 624 firesleeve hose cover has been added to the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) accepted products list for use as a temperature-resistant brake line covering, assuring racing enthusiasts that it provides protection from direct flame.

With the NHRA’s acceptance, Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance 624 firesleeve is authorized for use on Top Alcohol Funny Cars, Top Alcohol Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Top Fuel Cars and other leading racing classes in which the NHRA mandates the use of a temperature-resistant brake line covering.

“The NHRA is the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world and actively works with the SFI Foundation to promote safety in competition and the high-performance aftermarket,” said Eaton’s Mike Rasnick, business development manager – Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance products. “The NHRA’s endorsement of Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance firesleeve is proof that Eaton Aeroquip Performance products go hand-in-hand with safety on the track. We are proud that our products are recognized by the NHRA as having a direct link in protecting human lives.”

Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance 624 firesleeve is constructed of a uniform single layer of braided fiberglass tubing that is impregnated with flame-resistant silicone rubber. It offers a wide temperature range from -65°F to +500°F and handles molten splash up to 3,000°F.

Eaton manufactures a comprehensive line of Aeroquip High Performance hose and hose assemblies, fittings, couplings, clamps and other accessories for the high performance and racing markets. These products are available through Eaton’s Aeroquip Performance warehouse distributors worldwide.
Eaton’s Hydraulics business is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of a comprehensive line of reliable, high-efficiency hydraulic systems and components for use in mobile and stationary applications. Mobile and stationary markets include agriculture, alternative energy, construction, forestry, manufacturing, material handling, mining, oil and gas, processing, transportation and utility equipment. Eaton’s Hydraulics Group provides customer-driven solutions under product names such as Aeroquip®, Boston®, Char-Lynn®, Eaton®, Hydrokraft™, Hydrowa™, Hydro-Line®, Integrated Hydraulics™, SEL®, Synflex®, Vickers®, Walterscheid™, and Weatherhead®. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/hydraulics.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.